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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Tom Brokaw explains Canada to Americans

The following video is well worth watching even if you already saw it during the Olympic Games. In it, Tom Brokaw, former anchor of the NBC Nightly News, explains the relationship between Canada and The United States. It was part of NBC’s Olympics coverage, and aired before the Olympic opening ceremonies on February 12.

Brokaw’s reverent tone throughout the video and his spontaneous show of affection for Canada will remind some of 1973 when Canadian journalist Gordon Sinclair gave his own passionate tribute to the United States, with strains of the The Battle Hymn of the Republic in the background. He titled it The Americans, and it became so popular south of the border, the clip eventually rose all the way to number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100

Enjoy.

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  1. Well done Tom I loved your video on Canada presented during the Olympics. Also the piece on 9/11 where Canadains in Gander gracefully looked after thousands of Americans uwo unexpectedly landed there. We love you Tom. From a Canadian

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